Worked across the UK in several national centres of excellence
Who is Dr Banypersad?
Dr Banypersad is the only Cardiologist to perform weekly sessions of cardiac MRI, CT, TTE and TOE on-site at a District General Hospital in the North West.
Dr Sanjay Banypersad was born and raised in Greater Manchester and attended Bolton School before entering Medical School at the University of Sheffield in 1996. He graduated with a Distinction BMedSci (Hons) in 1999 and later that year he was invited to present his research into Factor V Leiden and venous thrombosis in Washington DC. Dr Banypersad subsequently graduated with my MBChB medical degree in 2002 and he remained in Sheffield for his junior doctor training at the Northern General and Royal Hallamshire Hospitals.
As a registrar, Dr Banypersad has worked in several national centres of excellence, such as the Hammersmith Hospital in London (2005-06) and Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester (2008-09) where he obtained his basic grounding in coronary angiography and pacing. Dr Banypersad also worked at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Salford Royal Hospital and Wigan Infirmary during 2006-10. He achieved his full accreditation with the British Society of Echocardiography for Transthoracic Echo (TTE) during this time.
Dr Banypersad returned to London in 2010 to commence his research at the University College of London (UCL). He ran a weekly cardiac MRI list at the Heart Hospital and 2 Specialist Amyloid clinics per week at the Royal Free Hospital (2010-13). During this time, he also ran a 3 year clinical study using cardiac MRI to non-invasively quantify the extent of scarring or infiltration in cardiomyopathies and assess its role as a marker for treatments. Dr Banypersad collaborated with the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for this pioneering research.
The Evolving Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Systemic Amyloidosis. Magn Reson Insights. 2019.
Young Investigator Award Winner, International Amyloidosis Symposium, Netherlands 2012.
Dr Banypersad has presented key research findings at conferences in Netherlands, France, Italy and the USA.
Dr Banypersad has published the findings extensively in peer-reviewed journals and was invited to present these findings on several occasions in Europe and the USA, culminating in prizes from the prestigious American Heart Association (2013) and the rare honour of presenting these findings to HRH The Princess Royal on 15th July 2011 at the Royal Free Hospital. He has also received awards from the International Amyloidosis Symposium (2012) and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2014) (see also publications and prizes section).
Dr Banypersad returned to the North West to complete his Cardiology SpR training at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital (2014) where he received his cardiac CT training and Manchester Royal Infirmary (2015) where he received his Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) training in conjunction with Wythenshawe Hospital and Fairfield General Hospital. Finally, Dr Banypersad took up his current Consultant position at the Royal Blackburn Hospital in 2015, where he is the Lead for Cardiac Imaging. Dr Banypersad is the only Cardiologist to perform weekly sessions of cardiac MRI, CT, TTE and TOE on-site at a District General Hospital in the North West.
Dr Banypersad is an authorised provider for all the major insurance companies, including BUPA (fee-assured).
All cardiac CT and MRI scans will take place at The Spire Manchester hospital.
Imaging of the heart is frequently crucial in establishing the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular disease and cardiomyopathies.
Throughout, Dr Banypersad has never lost sight of the importance of communicating effectively to all my patients in order that they always leave the consultation room with an understanding of their problems and the best way to manage them.